By Kate McCall, partner at Shoosmiths’ The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 was designed to provide a legislative framework for landlords and tenants to resolve disputes relating to rent arrears that accrued because of commercial premises being r...
By Paresh Raja, CEO, Market Financial Solutions The pandemic impacted almost every industry; indeed, the commercial property market was not exempt from the repercussions of COVID-19. With the dawn of social distancing, remote working and regular lockdo...
By Reece Mennie, CEO of HJ Collection We need to widen the way we talk about residential conversions. It’s recently been announced that, by the end of February, all pandemic-related social restrictions are due to be lifted – even rules surrounding self...
By David Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Leaders Romans Group The more the world learns about climate change, the more we realise that we all have a part to play in halting it – and that extends to how we live, and our housing too. When it comes to gr...
By Tim Foreman, Managing Director of Land and New Homes, LRG The average UK house price hit a fresh high in May, rising for the 11th month in a row, according to Halifax data. However, as the annual growth rate slowed following the cost of living crisi...
By Emma Stevenson-Smith, legal assistant at Thomson Snell & Passmore There are a number of issues which should be checked carefully when taking security over residential properties. Below are some of the most common issues we encounter. Planning an...
By Jonathan Dinsdale and Adam Chalker, Blandy & Blandy What is Section 21? Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 allows landlords to terminate Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) without needing to provide grounds. The legislation stipulates that a Cou...
By Ben Darlow, legal director and commercial development specialist, and Simran Kang, trainee solicitor at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau  The Retail Price Index (RPI) has long been the default reference for inflation, despite having many shortcomings...
By Tim Hassell, managing director at Draker Lettings There’s no doubt that these latest rent forms will benefit vulnerable tenants, who are afraid to complain about the condition of their home for fear of being evicted unfairly – and rightly so. Howeve...
By Looeeze Grossman, founder and CEO of The Used Kitchen Company Perfect means many things to different people, and none more so than to the buyer for your next property flip or renovation. For a family home it can be a large island with room for the k...